Originally Published MPMN October 2002
MSI Moves into New
Facilities, Launches Marker-Band Swaging Line
MSIs new manufacturing facilitiesdouble the companys workspace.
To celebrate the opening of its new facilities and the launching of a line of marker-band swaging equipment, Machine Solutions Inc. (MSI; Flagstaff, AZ; www.machinesolutions.org) held an Open House event on August 19, 2002. The new facilities double the company's workspace. Nearly 7000 sq ft is divided into a contract manufacturing work area, an equipment demonstration and evolution space, and a dedicated manufacturing area for custom or proprietary projects, as well as office space for the company's 17 employees.
The company supplies stent crimping, catheter balloon pleating
and folding, and marker-band swaging equipment to the medical device
industry and has customers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Domestic customers include Boston Scientific Scimed, (Natick, MA; bostonscientific.com), Guidant (Indianapolis; www.guidant.com), Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Co., (Miami; www. cordis. com), and Medtronic (Minneapolis; www. medtronic.com).
Marker-band swaging equipment, the company's latest product
offering, is set to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2002, according to
company sources. "This line could keep the company busy for the next 10
years," says company cofounder Dan Kasprzyk. Marker bands are components
of a stent that enable the surgeon to locate the device on an x-ray.
Kasprzyk added that MSI's future plans include introducing or extending one new product line per quarter, building intellectual property, and continuing to convert the
operations of its four largest customers.
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